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A Day At Sand Harbor
During the summer months Sand Harbor was a no-go for me. It is certainly one of the prettiest places to be at Tahoe, but from June through September the parking lot would fill up and close for the day by early in the morning. The...Read more
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East Shore Mural
A stroll along the East Shore Trail between Incline Village and Sand Harbor has always provided a spectacular view and access to several beautiful beaches. But now, it has two other things going for it. First, in the summer, this trail is super busy, as...Read more
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Riding To Watson Lake
The biggest network of mountain biking trails in the Tahoe region sits above Tahoe City and the Tahoe Cross Country Ski Area. The trails include fairly easy loops near the cross-country ski area, more challenging climbs with views of Lake Tahoe, miles of the Tahoe...Read more
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Smoke On The Water August 2020
Lightning caused fires set California ablaze last week, including a fire east of the Sierra Valley town of Loyalton about 30 miles north of Truckee. Smoke from these fires has blanketed the lake, reducing visibility and making eyes water and throats scratch. The smoke has...Read more
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Hike Donner Lake Rim Trail
Looking for a new trail to hike around the Truckee region? I found one recently that is certainly worth a look: It’s a four mile segment of the Donner Lake Rim Trail that was completed last year. The new section goes from Northwoods Blvd., at...Read more
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Whitebark Pine
When hiking into the highest reaches of Desolation Wilderness or the Carson Range the last tree species you are likely to see before reaching the tree line is the whitebark pine. While often growing in clusters about 30 feet high, in the most windswept snow...Read more
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River Rafting
The Truckee River is open for river rafting, and as always, it is a spectacular float, but like everything else in 2020…things are run a little different. Due to regulations regarding Covid-19 the two major rafting companies are doing the following: Reduced boats on the...Read more
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How to have fun while being safe at Lake Tahoe
With the recent relaxing of vacation rentals and business restrictions at Lake Tahoe, folks are coming back to the the lake to enjoy the summer in one of the most beautiful places on earth. Welcome back! While businesses and local residents who depend upon tourism...Read more
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Snowfest 2017
Here it comes! The 36th annual Snowfest in North Lake Tahoe March 2-12th. Snowfest is a great chance to party with old friends and meet new ones at a host of fun activities. Events include: March 2-Gar Woods Kick Off Party. Tons of great food...Read more
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Sagehen wildflower haven 060319
One of my go to early summer wildflower hikes is the Sagehen Creek hike north of Truckee. The Sagehen Trail is an easy five mile out and back to the edge of Stampede Reservoir, with several meadows full of camas lillies, buttercups and shooting stars...Read more
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